Friday, February 26, 2010
Stop by an open house and "think big" to consider new models, services and roles for The Seattle Public Library.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
|Noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 1|
1000 Fourth Ave.
Level 3, Living Room
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2
10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 3
High Point Branch
3411 S.W. Raymond St.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 6
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16
Beacon Hill Branch
2821 Beacon Ave. S.
Feel free to drop in for a few minutes to share your views.
If you can't attend a meeting, but would like to comment, please send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details, please see Strategic Planning on the Library Web site.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
SEATTLE COMMUNITY COUNCIL FEDERATION
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency), Pacific Marine Center on Lake Union
1801 Fairview Ave E
Thursday, February 18, 2010
A Dialogue with Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
Councilmember Sally Bagshaw chairs the Council’s Parks and Seattle Center Committee. Will the Committee and the Council take a new direction in addressing parks, open space and tree preservation in light of the current economic climate? Councilmember Bagshaw also serves on the Public Safety and Education Committee. What is she looking for in a new police chief? As a member of the Built Environment Committee, how will she work to ensure that developers address the cumulative impacts of development? These are just a few questions that will surface at the February meeting.
The February meeting will also include our monthly Round Robin of issues and projects in your neighborhood. It is your opportunity to brief our citywide membership about what you are working on and to share perceptions on what is going right and what isn’t with our city government.
If you have informational materials you would like distributed at the meeting, please email electronic copies or links to Jeannie Hale at email@example.com.
7:00 Call to Order and Introductions
1. Changes to the agenda
2. President’s report
7:15 A Dialogue with City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
8:15 Round Robin
1. Wallingford Senior Center Update
2. Multi-Family Code Update
3. Washington State Open Government Conference
4. Keeping NOAA in Seattle
5. University Village expansion and QFC redevelopment
6. Seattle Children’s Hospital proposed master plan
7. Other issues/projects
NOAA is a federal facility on high security alert, so attendees must enter by the security gate and may need to present photo ID. If you haven't attended a recent Federation meeting, please send your name, contact information, and address to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the entry list. No e-mail? Call 206-365-1267. The building is ADA compliant, with ample parking in front.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Seattle Children's settles with community
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) - by Jeanne Lang Jones Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 5:08pm PST
Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Laurelhurst Community Club have settled a long-running dispute, paving the way for the hospital’s expansion into the upscale neighborhood.
The compromise between the two sides is likely to keep the hospital from moving out of Seattle, as it had threatened to do.
The agreement is due to be presented to the Seattle City Council Wednesday morning when the council hears oral arguments from 11 parties in support or opposition to the hospital’s major institutions master plan.
“We have worked closely the last several weeks working out our differences and have a compromise that benefits both the hospital and the surrounding communities,” said Laurelhurst Community Club President Jeannie Hale. She declined to provide details of the agreement.
Seattle Children’s Hospital is seeking city approval to expand from 250 to 600 beds at its Laurelhurst location. Community groups have opposed the proposed expansion, saying it was too big for the neighborhood. Hearings Examiner Sue Tanner also recommended last year that the City Council deny the hospital’s expansion plans.
The first phase of the proposed expansion calls for a new 93,527-square-foot emergency department, 258,000 square feet of new bed units, more than 176,000 square feet of diagnostic and treatment facilities and roughly 64,000 square feet of mechanical facilities.
The first phase could be completed in three years, with three additional phases planned.
Last summer, Seattle Children’s Hospital CEO Dr. Thomas Hansen said the hospital might be forced to relocate if it could not get its master plan approved in a timely fashion.
Although the agreement reached between the community club and the hospital appears to put their differences aside, it doesn’t necessarily mean the council will approve the plan as currently presented.
“I think it is important to underscore they have come to an agreement and their responsibility is to come before council to detail it, but the council is the decision-maker,” said Michael Jenkins, legislative analyst for the City Council’s central staff.
“The council will weigh whether or not to approve the master plan.”
The City Council will be hearing oral arguments in a quasi-judicial proceeding in which the council functions somewhat like a jury, making its decision based on official records. Other parties expected to attend the council meeting include Friends of Children’s Hospital, the Coalition of Major Institutions, Laurelon Terrace condominiums, Dixie and Steve Wilson, Catherine Hennings, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development, the Displacement Coalition, the Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness, Hawthorne Hills Community Council and the Seattle Community Council Federation.
After oral arguments are heard, the council will meet again on Feb. 25 to begin deliberations. The council can accept or reject any proposed agreement or send it back to the hearing examiner for further review.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Police Chief Search Public Meetings
The City of Seattle has scheduled three public meetings to receive community input on selecting the next Police Chief.
Here are the questions the Mayor’s Police Chief search committee is asking of interested citizens:
• What qualities are you looking for in a new Police Chief?
• What is the most important public safety issue in Seattle?
• What does the Seattle Police Department do well?
• What changes would you like to see?
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Northgate Community Center Gymnasium, 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Franklin High School, 3013 Mount Baker S, Seattle WA 98144
Friday, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
New Holly Gathering Center, 7054 32nd Ave S , Seattle, WA 98108
Language interpreters will be available for this meeting in the following languages:
Please call 684-0464 to request interpretation services for Feb. 10th,or 17th or to request
additional language services on the 26th.
Please contact the Mayor's Office at 206.684.4000 if you need sign-language
interpreters at any of the meetings.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Call for Agenda Items
Dear Federation Representatives and Attendees,
At the February 18, 2010 meeting of the Seattle Community Council Federation Councilmember Sally Bagshaw will be our featured guest. If you have specific questions you would like to ask Councilmember Bagshaw (especially if they might require a little research on her end) could you please let us know? Also, if you have suggestions for other items on the agenda or topics you would like included in the round robin, please email back.